A jewel set in the rock. It will captivate you for its natural and historical beauties. It offers one of the most spectacular views because it is located right in the middle of the Gulf of Asinara. On clear days you can glimpse the mountains of Corsica which is right in front.

Castelsardo enjoys a unique position because a short distance from the most beautiful tourist sites of Sardinia. About 50 minutes drive from the village of Stintino and the famous La Pelosa beach. For those arriving by plane in northern Sardinia, it is only 70 km from Alghero airport and about 100 km from Olbia airport

What’s so special about Castelsardo?

This small fishing village, is one of the favorite tourist destinations in the north of Sardinia.

  • Location: Castelsardo is located in the center of the Asinara Gulf. A succession of rocky coasts with small inlets. Thanks to this position, the locality enjoys a unique panorama spanning all the coasts of the gulf, including those of Corsica.
  • History: its ancient history dates back to the prehistoric period. The Doria castle was founded in 1270 which was followed by over 300 years of Spanish domination. its ancient history dates back to the prehistoric period. The Doria castle was founded in 1270 which was followed by over 300 years of Spanish domination of which important traces remain.
  • Culture and traditions: one of the most important aspects is the Mediterranean weaving art which is still part of the village traditions

What to do in Castelsardo

The best times to visit are from spring to autumn. Particularly interesting is the Holy Week during the Easter period. In summer, several events dedicated to local food and crafts are organized which attract many visitors from all over Europe. Not far from Castelsardo there is the natural spa of Santa Maria Coghinas where water gushes from the ground at a temperature of over 100 °. It is possible to make natural mud in a wild and uncontaminated environment.

Places to visit

  • The Doria Castle
  • Nostra Signora di Tergu Church
  • Domus de Janas
  • The elephant rock
  • Lu Bagnu beach
  • Casteldoria Termae

Best Activities in Castelsardo

You can choose from many outdoor activities. Hiking, cultural trips, water sports. Visit the surroundings of the Asinara Gulf and the inland for beautiful excursions


Trip to Castelsardo from Cagliari

Visit the little old town and the castle. This trip departs from Cagliari and takes you up to the north to discover Castelsardo and surrondings.

Trip to Castelsardo from Olbia

Take a trip to this lovely medieval village starting from Olbia, Costa Smeralda. You will also stop at Tempio Pausania

Where to stay in Castelsardo

You can choose between private apartments, b&b and hotels with swimming pool and all services. Here’s the best for you

Bajaloglia Resort

Beautiful setting on a hill and an amazing view over the castle.

Residenza Miramare

Sea-view apartement close to the village. A lovely roof-top swimming pool to cool off the summer heat.

Hotel Nantis

Enjoy a very good breakfast in the wonderful sea-view terrace.

More about